what is the pair of words that best completes the analogy 1. Poised : Composure a. fearful : threat   b. disdain : inferior  c. alert : vigilance   d. sad : emotion 2.  Sequence : Order...

what is the pair of words that best completes the analogy

1. Poised : Composure

a. fearful : threat   b. disdain : inferior  c. alert : vigilance   d. sad : emotion

2.  Sequence : Order

a.result : outcome  b. cause : effect c. standard : application  d. sum: enumeration

3.  Ruler : Dominion

a. planner : chaos  b. policeman : law  c. coach : team  d. member : club

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The types of analogies shown above set up an initial relationship between two things that is comparable to only two other things on the basis of the first relationship. With regard to the three proposed here, the student must first figure out what the relationship is between the pair that is given, so that he/she can find a pair that has that same kind of relationship.

Analogies are used to explain and clarify one or both of the pairs of things; they are effective tools in writing and speaking. Often presenters of new programs in businesses or education or other fields will use analogies to enable understanding because the audience can relate knowledge that they already have to the new situation. (Parents can also use analogies effectively.)

_______________________________________                                                                     1. poised : composure :: c. alert : vigilance  

 
Relationships = adjective/noun and quality/condition
(A person who is poised possesses composure; a person who is alert uses vigilance.)


2. Relationship = smaller type/ the bigger concept

Sequence: order   Answer: a. result: outcome

The best fit for this relationship from the given answer choices is "A result is a type of outcome."

3. ruler: dominion :: c. coach: team

Relationship = person/that which he or she dominates and rules